Spectators

Come Watch North America's 
Top Equestrian Athletes!

Coming to Thunderbird Show Park (TBird) is an opportunity to see Olympic level riders right in our backyard. There is fantastic food available on location, including permanent restaurants and stadium seating overlooking the main grand prix ring. There is also a VIP area with food and drinks available. There is no entrance charge to attend any of the events and people can see close up, top equestrian athletes.

TBird is ranked number two in all of North America for providing top show jumping facilities and events, they host six major events throughout the year:

   

All of these events feature world class riders.

During each event the Friday, Saturday, Sunday have a sponsored grand prix class in the afternoon that takes place in the grand prix ring. Classes or “rounds” are when the horse and rider completes a course of jumps between 1.50-1.60m high within a certain time constraint. If a rider is “clear”, which is when they have not had any faults, then they either win, or if there are more than one clear round then there is a jump off.  A fault is when the horse and rider knock a rail off the jump, refuses to jump a jump, or does not complete the course within the time allowed. A jump off is when the riders come back to complete a second shorter course and the fastest clear round wins. These events are exciting to watch! The riders are competing for thousands of dollars as they race for the fastest time.

Thunderbird is located very close to the Fort Langley exit, so for anyone driving in from downtown, they just need to get onto the Trans-Canada Hwy – aim for half an hour to forty-five minutes from the downtown core.

Wheel Chair & Stroller Accessible:
Our park is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please remember that while our dirt roads are wide and well maintained they are also filled with horses, golf carts, bikes and can be quite muddy. We have a number of handicap equipped bathrooms in different locations throughout the site. We hope to install a covered area up at the east end of the Grand Prix Ring to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. If you want to access the main grounds with a wheelchair please consider using the 72nd street entrance or using the bus driveway off of 248th street entrance. Watch for the signs.